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Beautiful Beginnings with Burberry

Beautiful Beginnings with Burberry

What was the first Burberry product you ever tried?  Did it pave way for a real romance or did it put you off the brand entirely?  What was the first Burberry product you purchased?  Did you love it? Hate it? Still own it?

my answer:¬†Burberry Beauty only debuted a little while ago, which makes it easier on my memory ūüôā ¬†The very first product I reviewed was Trench eyeshadow, which is my go-to brow highlighter. ¬†It’s mostly matte, but it just matches my skin tone perfectly. ¬†It’s soft, silky, and incredibly blendable. ¬†The next two products I tried were both blushes, which are soft and lovely if you prefer a softer, more matte finish to your cheek color. ¬†I remember being pleasantly surprised by the roll out of the beauty arm of the brand–they didn’t phone it in, and it was well-done. ¬†Everything fit the brand to a T.

Share your first time experiences with Burberry in the comments! ūüôā

Revlon Lollipop Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Lollipop Colorburst Lip Butter
Revlon Lollipop Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Lollipop Colorburst Lip Butter

Revlon Lollipop ColorBurst Lip Butter ($7.49 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright, fuchsia-pink with iridescent purple-fuchsia shimmer and cool, blue undertones. It’s similar to MAC Show Orchid, which is brighter. NARS Schiap is a little brighter and has no shimmer. ¬†There’s a lovely glossy shine that’s not as high-shine as a lipgloss, but it’s just shy of it–definitely glossier than most lipsticks. ¬†The glossiness works with the more opaque color to give lips a really full, luminous look.

The formula is supposed to combine the feel and shine of a balm with the color of a lipstick while still being moisturizing. The color coverage is designed to be sheer to medium. Lollipop has more opaque color coverage–it’s almost full color coverage. ¬†I know it seems counter-intuitive, but because Revlon describes the coverage as sheer to medium, and this is really closer to opaque, I took off a point. ¬†What make Revlon’s ColorBurst Lip Butters such a popular formula is surely the way they feel on the lips; they’re slick and almost wet-like, so they glide on easily for even color application and feel comfortable when worn. ¬†They remind me a bit of MAC’s Slimshines with less creaminess (but that’s not a bad thing, since Slimshines had a lot of slip).

With the amount of slip the formula has, this color doesn’t wear as long as I’d expect a shade this dark and fuchsia/red-based would (five to six hours)–I get around three hours of good wear and need a full reapplication after four hours. ¬†The wear is more like a lipgloss than a traditional lipstick from the shades I’ve trialed thus far, including Lollipop. ¬†After an application, my lips still felt soft and hydrated, though it’s not as good as a full-blown lip balm would be–it’s right where a good, moisturizing lipstick is, but I find I still need my regular lip balm after an hour or so of this product being removed/worn away.


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5 Pretty in Peach Blushes

5 Pretty in Peach Blushes

Peach can be a really wearable color that can look natural on any skin tone.  Cooler complexions will find that peach-hued blushes can help mitigate any natural redness on the cheeks without emphasizing it like a pink blush might.  Warmer complexions are easily freshened up with a pop of peach on the cheeks.  Reader Sirinthorn wanted to see what my five picks would be for peach blushes, and here they are:

  1. Chanel Espiegle— peach-orange with a satiny sheen
  2. MAC Peaches — classic peach with subtle brown undertones
  3. Make Up For Ever #14 — soft peach
  4. NARS Sex Appeal¬†— pale peach
  5. MAC Melba — dirty peach-brown with a matte finish

What’s your favorite peach blush?

This Week’s Sales for February 27th, 2012

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  • EBATES: ¬†Pur Minerals (10%), SkinStore (8%), DermStore (7.5%), Lancome (7%), Clarins (7%)
  • GILT: ¬†Molton Brown (2/28)
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  • IDEELI: ¬†m lab (2/29)
  • MRREBATES: ¬†Proactiv (25%), Sheer Cover (25%), Murad (12%), Beauty.com (10%), Apothica (10%), DermStore (10%), ULTA (8%)
  • MYHABIT: Pangea Organics (2/27),
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